Laurindo Almeida

Real Name:
Laurindo José de Araujo Almeida Nobrega Neto
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Acoustic guitarist from Brazil (born 2 September 1917 in Prainha (now Miracatu), São Paulo, Brazil, died 26 July 1995 in Van Nuys, California, USA). Married to singer Deltra Eamon.
A master of the instrument, Almeida commanded many styles, including those of his native Brazil. Winner of five Grammy awards, he was the first to win in both jazz and classical categories.
In Los Angeles, he was a soloist with Stan Kenton 1947-1949; after settling in California he worked for 25 years in films and TV, while still remaining active in jazz. Featured in a 1964 episode of British BBC TV program "Jazz 625" with Modern Jazz Quartet, which led to a joint album titled "Collaboration".
Almeida was also the subject of the documentary "Muito prazer, Laurindo Almeida" ("The Guitar from Maracatu"), directed by Leonardo Dourado in 1990, later expanded to a TV series broadcasted on Brazilian GNT network in 2004. It featured Turibio Santos, Arnaldo DeSouteiro and actor Francisco Milani.
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Laurindo Almeida - Concert Creations For Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida Concert Creations For Guitar (Album) Capitol Records US 1950 Sell This Version
CRL 56049 Laurindo Almeida - Guitar Recital of Famous Serenades  album art Laurindo Almeida Guitar Recital of Famous Serenades (10", Album) Coral CRL 56049 US 1951 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Latin Melodies album art Laurindo Almeida Latin Melodies (Album) Coral US 1953 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Guitar Music Of Latin America album art Laurindo Almeida Guitar Music Of Latin America Capitol Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Guitar Music Of Spain album art Laurindo Almeida Guitar Music Of Spain (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - From The Romantic Era album art Laurindo Almeida From The Romantic Era (Comp, Album) Capitol Records US 1956 Sell This Version
ST-7011 Laurindo Almeida - Aphrodisia  album art Bob Romeo, His Flute And The Jungle Sextet, Laurindo Almeida Bob Romeo, His Flute And The Jungle Sextet, Laurindo Almeida - Aphrodisia (Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Omegatape ST-7011 US 1956 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Guitar Recital (Guitar Solos) album art Laurindo Almeida Guitar Recital (Guitar Solos) (Album) Coral Japan 1957 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Impressões Do Brasil album art Laurindo Almeida Impressões Do Brasil (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1957 Sell This Version
P 8392 Laurindo Almeida - The New World Of The Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida The New World Of The Guitar(LP, Mono) Capitol Records P 8392 US 1957 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Duets With The Spanish Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida, Martin Ruderman*, Salli Terri Laurindo Almeida, Martin Ruderman*, Salli Terri - Duets With The Spanish Guitar (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Maracaibo (The Music As Played In The Motion Picture) album art Laurindo Almeida Maracaibo (The Music As Played In The Motion Picture) (Album) Decca Italy 1958 Sell This Version
P8447 Laurindo Almeida - Contemporary Creations For Spanish Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida Contemporary Creations For Spanish Guitar(LP, Mono) Capitol Records P8447 US 1958 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Danzas! album art Laurindo Almeida Danzas! (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - For My True Love album art Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri - For My True Love (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Happy Cha-Cha-Cha! album art Laurindo Almeida And The Danzaneros Laurindo Almeida And The Danzaneros - Happy Cha-Cha-Cha! (Album) Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Songs Of Enchantment album art Salli Terri, Laurindo Almeida Salli Terri, Laurindo Almeida - Songs Of Enchantment (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Conversations With The Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri - Conversations With The Guitar (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Villa Lobos: Music For The Spanish Guitar album art Laurindo Almeida & Villa-Lobos* Laurindo Almeida & Villa-Lobos* - Villa Lobos: Music For The Spanish Guitar (Album) Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - The Intimate Bach - Duets With The Spanish Guitar Vol. 2 album art Laurindo Almeida The Intimate Bach - Duets With The Spanish Guitar Vol. 2 (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Vistas D'España album art Laurindo Almeida Vistas D'España (Album) Capitol Records Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Brazilliance album art Laurindo Almeida Featuring Bud Shank Laurindo Almeida Featuring Bud Shank - Brazilliance (Album) World Pacific Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida album art Laurindo Almeida The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida (Album) Capitol Records USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Reverie For Spanish Guitars album art Laurindo Almeida Reverie For Spanish Guitars Capitol Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Laurindo Almeida - Brazilliance Vol. 2 album art Bud Shank Featuring Laurindo Almeida Bud Shank Featuring Laurindo Almeida - Brazilliance Vol. 2 (Album) World Pacific Records US 1962 Sell This Version